Friday, November 29, 2013

Jewel Tones

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Dress, Necklace, Bag- c/o Bebe | Location courtesy- The White Owl


Getting ready for the party season is never an easy task. So many weddings, cocktails, birthdays, anniversaries, somehow, December is always a crazy month! Now you can barely control what's to come, but to avoid the last minute 'I-have-nothing-to-wear' panic, you can plan what you'll wear! I love my dresses, especially for occasions, because it's a perfect outfit all on it's own. But one dress won't do the trick. So here's a quick guide on how you can make your wardrobe party-friendly with just a few pieces!

- Look for that one dress that fits you like a dream! A vibrant hue will always make sure that all eyes are on you. If you're not ready to wear all that colour yet, the classic LBD should do the trick.

- This season, it's all about the pencil skirts and mini skirts. Find one in a colour or print that can be paired with various tops/blouses. A pencil skirt accentuates your curves and is perfect for those glamorous nights!

- A little sequins is a must around this time! Be it a jacket, a pair of sparkly shorts, an embellished dress and if you're feeling a bit daring, even a jumpsuit. Pair it with jackets/blazers and minimalistic accessories to create the perfect ensemble.

- A drappy blouse is another essential you cannot skip. It's the perfect blend of conservative yet sexy and you could pair it with your favourite skinny jeans to dance all night! It can't get easier.

-Statement accessories! A pair of statement earrings or necklace is something that you must invest in. It adds so much to a simple outfit and it'll instantly transform your old black dress into a brand new one! A nude structured clutch/sling is also something that will get you through these array of events flawlessly.

So when you hit the malls this weekend, make a mental check list of all these things so that you don't miss out on anything! 


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunset Boulevard

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This is undoubtedly my favourite time of the year, weather wise & fashion wise. The parties get more jovial, the weather gets nippy and you can safely begin to layer your clothes! I recently visited the Bebe store to pick out an outfit for a friend's sundown party. The outfit had to be versatile enough to not only work while the sun was out but to even fit the bill as dusk approached. I was on the lookout for a gorgeous maxi skirt to aid the situation at hand but surprisingly their dresses had all my attention. The store was full of fall friendly attire in variations of purple, white, black, green and red. I also spotted some shimmering and sparkly sequinned pieces in black and gold, which I am slyly eyeing for New Year’s Eve! 

While strolling through the store, I came across these stunning pleated floor length dresses in green, pink and orange with gold details around the shoulder. Just when I was struggling to pick between them, my sight fell on this dress, which appeared to be the clear winner. It was effortlessly apt for the occasion while satiating my need of wearing something pleated and the purple-based palette enhanced the sultry sensibility, complemented by white, pops of orange and yellow. Predominantly, the silhouette was what had me staring but the fact that the print resembled a watercolour painting, made the dress appear even dreamier. The black accents add such a contemporary dash, breaking up the print in the most perfect pattern. It also gave me the option of throwing on a cropped leather jacket or coat if it happened to get chiller through the evening.  

When you're wearing a piece that speaks for itself, there is very little need to over accessorize. I added simple gold hoops and a beautiful bangle cuff which matched the hues perfectly. This simple purple sling bag, which can also be used as a clutch, is perfect to carry those minimal party essentials. Add a simple pair of strappy heels in black or gold and voila, you're all set to watch the sunset in style.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Classic & Contemporary Man

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Blue jacket and trousers- Asos.com, Shirt& tie- Zara, Belt/Watch- his own, Shoes- Clarks, Sunglasses- Ralph Lauren| Blue shirt & army green trousers- Mesh, Shoes- Zara, Frames- RayBan| Burgundy Trousers, Bomber Jacket, T-shirt, carry on Bag- Zara, Shoes- Clarks

Last month I worked on a quick styling project which I was personally quite excited about. Styling two men for a celebrity based television show back in May is the only men's styling experience I can list, so I was a little nervous. Although, it's hardly a task to style a good looking man, we were determined to experiment with different looks, creating a good mix of classic and contemporary, so were quite thrilled by the outcome. 


 Model- Smaran SahuPhotography- Abner Fernandez


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Geek Chic

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Cropped tee- Choies.com, Skirt- Romwe.com, Shoes- Steve Madden, Bag- Michael Kors, Watch- Marc Jacobs, Bracelets- Forever21, Glasses- Forever21

Today marks the third anniversary of StyleDrive! I am trying not to be too excited but excitement is shamelessly gripping me. It's been a rather eventful journey and I have thoroughly enjoyed every step involved! I genuinely want to thank  all of you for showering me with so much love, kind words and for being patient. Now I don't mean to make a big deal out of this, hence let's get to the outfit!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably have seen both these pieces styled differently before. I love pairing this sports inspired t-shirt with my ripped boyfriend jeans for the day and this gorgeous fitted skirt with silk blouses for the evening. But recently while stalking one of my favourite websites,  whowhatwear.com,  I came across this article which made me want to mix these two up! I love the idea of pairing almost everything with a simple tee. One, because it makes any outfit look casual yet chic! Plus you get the freedom to accessorize like a queen.

I have spoken about my love for cobalt a bunch of times before. And if you've been following me for a while you're probably accustomed to my partiality towards all hues of blue. So there was really no questions asked when I saw this skirt and instantly added it to my cart! The asymmetric hem adds a modern look to something which would have been a simple pencil skirt. I added my favourite black heels, my everyday bag and these glasses that I recently snagged from Forever21! Aren't they perfect to turn any look into a Geek Chic one?


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